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French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety

Animal health and nutrition

Like human health, animal health may be threatened by various pathogens (bacteria, viruses, parasites), some of which can also affect human health (zoonoses). ANSES contributes to the prevention and control of the major and emerging animal diseases affecting both farm animals and wildlife, and in doing so participates in the protection of public health.

The Agency assesses the health and nutritional risks of animal feed, the benefits of the products used, the treatment processes and the risks to humans of the consumption of animal-based foodstuffs. Via the French Agency for Veterinary Medicinal Products, ANSES is also the competent French authority for the assessment and management of veterinary medicinal product risks.

ANSES will coordinate an European Joint Programme on "One Health", a European research programme on foodborne zoonoses

The European Joint Programme (EJP) on "One Health", coordinated by ANSES with the participation of more than 40 partners from 19 Member States, was approved by the European Commission and will start on 1 January 2018. Through its role in the design and implementation of this programme, ANSES is contributing to the European establishment of expertise, as part of the "One Health" concept, and to the acquisition of new knowledge ...

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